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Apple said to begin iPhone 5S production this quarter

Apple said to begin iPhone 5S production this quarter

A spring or summer launch of the next iPhone seems more and more imminent as another report notes that Apple is planning to begin production of the iPhone 5S sometime this quarter, which could be anytime from now until the end of June. The same report mentions that a less-expensive iPhone is in the works for later this year.

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AT&T HTC One pre-orders reportedly begin April 4, $250 for 32GB

AT&T HTC One pre-orders reportedly begin April 4, $250 for 32GB

After we've heard from several carriers about pre-orders with the Samsung GALAXY S 4, including AT&T and US Cellular, the HTC One has been rather mum about when it's going to make its appearance. However, it's been said that AT&T will open up pre-orders for the new device on April 4, with the entry-level 32GB model costing $250 after signing a two-year contract.

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iPhone 5S event tipped for June 20 while Apple patent suggests ceramics

iPhone 5S event tipped for June 20 while Apple patent suggests ceramics

Take today's latest iPhone news with a grain of salt, folks, but it looks like Apple's next iPhone could be announced on June 20, and be released a couple weeks later sometime in early July. This isn't an odd time frame for Apple, however, as they've made announcements in June in the past. This would then point to a fall launch of a possible lower-cost iPhone that, according to a new patent, could come with a ceramic body.

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Lenovo reportedly in talks to buy NEC’s mobile phone business

Lenovo reportedly in talks to buy NEC’s mobile phone business

It seems Lenovo isn't giving up on it's pursuit to buy out a mobile phone company. First it was BlackBerry, which may or may not be fizzling, but this time around it's reported that Lenovo is in talks to acquire NEC's mobile phone business. It's said that NEC is looking to change some things around with its mobile unit, and selling it to Lenovo might be an option.

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Windows 8 hardware requirement update hints at 7-inch tablet

Windows 8 hardware requirement update hints at 7-inch tablet

A recent change in Microsoft's hardware requirements for Windows 8 is creating a lot of speculation on what Microsoft has planned in the future. Previously, Windows 8 could only run on displays with a resolution of at least 1366x768. However, that requirement has been lowered to only 1024x768, which means that we could see smaller form factors of Windows tablets in the future.

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Google Glass reportedly being made in US

Google Glass reportedly being made in US

With almost everything being made in China these days, it's particularly rare when a company announces plan to manufacturer something in the good 'ole US of A. However, Apple recently announced that they're going to do that with some of their Macs, and today it's being reported that Google will be manufacturing its Glass eyewear in the US.

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LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

First it was Pebble to bring smartwatches to the mainstream, and from the looks of it, several big companies are looking to make a dent in the same market, including Apple, Samsung, Google, and now LG. It's rumored that LG will be joining the three other companies to compete in making a next-generation smartwatch.

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Amazon rumored to be building private cloud service for CIA

Amazon rumored to be building private cloud service for CIA

Amazon powers a variety of websites on the internet, including several popular services like Netflix and Instagram. However, it looks like Amazon is digging deeper into partnerships, as it's rumored that the e-tailer giant and the Central Intelligence Agency have made a deal for Amazon to provide cloud services to the government organization.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Exynos 5 model reportedly not coming to UK

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Exynos 5 model reportedly not coming to UK

Samsung's GALAXY S 4 smartphone will come in two different variants when it releases sometime next month. The US version will include the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip running at 1.9GHz, while the international version of the phone will sport Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa chip running at 1.6GHz. However, it's said that the Exynos 5 version of the new handset won't be making its way to the UK, and will instead sport the Snapdragon 600.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD tipped for $99 model [UPDATE]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD tipped for $99 model [UPDATE]

Amazon seems to want to shake things up in the tablet sector, as it's rumored that the e-tailer giant will be releasing a $99 Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet at some point. Currently, you can get a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD for only $199, which comes with 16GB of storage, but cutting that price down by half seems like quiet the feat.

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ABC reportedly working on live-streaming mobile app

ABC reportedly working on live-streaming mobile app

It seems that networks are finally coming around to the idea of bringing their live content to mobile devices. It's said that US television network ABC is currently working on a mobile app that will be able to live stream broadcasts over WiFi or a data connection as long as users have a cable or satellite subscription.

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BlackBerry acquisition speculation surfaces again thanks to Lenovo CEO

BlackBerry acquisition speculation surfaces again thanks to Lenovo CEO

Remember back in January when Lenovo CFO Wong Wai Ming hinted at a possible acquisition of BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM)? After discrediting those rumors shortly after they surfaced, Lenovo is back with more chatter of the possibility of a BlackBerry buyout. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing says that a BlackBerry acquisition "could possibly make sense."

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